So quite naturally, we were somewhat nervous as we traveled in our newly sorted 1952 Hornet. But those nerves were wasted. The Hornet ran like….. well, like a Hudson Hornet! We rolled along at 70+ mph all day long. Without a hitch the odometer had turned 628 times as we pulled into Norwich, New York just in time for dinner at Nina’s.
The Hornet was covered the next morning, perhaps for the first time in its 67 year existence, beneath a thick layer of frost.
We spent that chilly night in Norwich because I had been determined for years to return to one of the town’s crown jewels, the Northeast Classic Car Museum. The first time I had visited I arrived too late to complete a full tour of the museum’s very impressive collection. It felt good to finally scratch that itch.
From Norwich we completed the final 150 miles of our journey to Saratoga Springs, New York.
By that evening, 32 rally teams of two, navigator & driver, were to congregate at the Saratoga Auto Museum for introductions, reconnections, and final instructions for the next day’s start of the 2019 Great American Mountain Rally Revival! From the rich diversity of cars we knew we were in for fun.